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Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 02 Dec 2017 13:07
by The Governor
Bank of Ireland first Northern Ireland issue.

This design was originated in 1922. The place of payment was changed from Dublin to Belfast for the Northern Ireland issue. Otherwise the design remained largely unaltered.

Four denominations were issued.

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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 02 Dec 2017 13:18
by The Governor
The design continued up to 1958, with just one major alteration. One Pound notes had their main colour changed from green to blue in 1936.

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Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 15 Jan 2018 13:23
by ThePloughman
The £5 note with date 1 October 1958 was the final date of this series, and the last note of this classic design with the row of heads and two statues.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 16 Jan 2018 21:50
by Mac
Yes, it was the end of an era when this £5 note was issued. The first date of this core design of Twin Hibernias and Mercury Heads appeared in 1838, so the design lasted for around 120 years, a world record perhaps?

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 02 Mar 2018 23:39
by DOC
The next Northern Ireland series retained some elements of the classic design with the Mercury Heads but as a less prominent feature. The 1967 issue with printed signature of W.E.Guthrie as agent are scarce, particularly in high grade. The notes of this issue are undated.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 09 May 2018 21:56
by DOC
Here are examples of the £1 and £10 notes from the 1967 issue with the Guthrie signature.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 09 Oct 2018 21:11
by DOC
A larger format £5 note was also issued in 1968 with HHM Chestnutt as Agent, example attached.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 21 Oct 2018 20:30
by DOC
In 1971 to 1974, a new reduced size series was introduced with HHM Chestnutt as Manager. The following denominations were issued: £1, £5, £10 & £100. The £100 Chestnutt is scarce in any grade and rare in high grade. Replacement notes are known for all denominations except the £100. Specimen notes are also available to collectors. Examples of the £1 and £5 are attached.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 21 Oct 2018 20:32
by DOC
Here are examples of the Chestnutt £10 and £100.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 24 Oct 2018 22:37
by DOC
Here are examples of £1 and £5 replacement notes with the Chestnutt signature.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 25 Oct 2018 09:33
by Mac
Have we seen £10 replacements of these?

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 25 Oct 2018 20:46
by DOC
Good question.
PMI reports a range of up to 006170 for the £10 Chestnutt replacement note, so presumably at least 1 example (006170) is known. However, I have not seen one myself. It would be great to hear from someone who could provide a scan of this replacement note. Based on observation, this would appear to be a very rare note.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 27 Oct 2018 17:06
by Mac
Some of these small issue replacement notes acna be very tough to find in any grade, especially if they predate the mid-1970s, before people were looking for them in an organised manner.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 24 Nov 2018 17:27
by DOC
From 1977 to 1981, a new issue was introduced with ASJ O'Neill as Manager. The following denominations were issued: £1, £5, £10 & £100. Replacement notes are known for all denominations except the £100. Various types of specimen notes are also available to collectors. Examples of the standard issue notes are attached.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 24 Nov 2018 17:34
by DOC
Here is the £1 note with O'Neill signature.

Re: Bank of Ireland 1929–continuing

Posted: 28 Dec 2018 11:20
by DOC
Here is an example of a replacement £10 note for the 1977 issue. Replacement notes are also known for the £1 and £5 notes of this issue but scans are hard to find !